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The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

Updated October 12, 2020 969.3k votes 35.3k voters 456.7k views360 items

List RulesVote up the best animated shows geared for an audience of children.

This list contains information about the best kids cartoons, ranked by your votes. Over the years, there have been tons of good cartoons for kids. This list contains funny children's cartoons and action-packed kids animations, new and popular children's animated series and also old kids cartoons. You can even vote on this list of the best kids cartoons to make sure your favorite children's cartoon ends up in the No. 1 spot!

Which cartoons appear on this list of the top kids animated shows? Of course, Tom and Jerry made our list. Tom and Jerry is one of the best clean cartoons for kids of all time. It was created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in 1940 and originally ran for 17 years (Hanna-Barbera cartoons are some of the most beloved of all time). Dora the Explorer is also a good kids show, thanks to its emphasis on education, its catchy jingles, and adorable characters. 

There are other good childrens cartoon shows like Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also appear on this list of cartoon shows with clean humor. Adventure Time is one of the newest kids cartoons to gain a big cult following with children, as well as their parents. It was created by Pendleton Ward and premiered on Cartoon Network in 2010.

Where do your favorite kids cartoon shows fall on this list? Be sure to vote it to the top and share your thoughts in the comments section!

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  • 1
    Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    13,928
    2,702

    ActorsMel Blanc, June Foray, Arthur Q. Bryan

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  • 2
    Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    13,855
    2,938

    ActorsTom Kenny, Rick Zieff, Gary Cole

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    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

    ActorsDon Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe

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  • 4
    The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    10,532
    2,960

    ActorsAlan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

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    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Ru is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
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    DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    11,156
    3,856

    ActorsAlan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern

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  • 7
    The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    9,259
    3,040

    ActorsGeorge O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

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  • 8
    The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Sho is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

    ActorsMel Blanc, June Foray, Larry Storch

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  • 9
    Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

    ActorsCorey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

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  • 10
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

    ActorsSean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

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  • 11
    Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    5,701
    2,118
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  • 12
    Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    7,155
    3,058

    Yogi Bear

    1958, 1961-01-30

    ActorsDaws Butler, Don Messick, Jimmy Weldon

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  • 13
    Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    7,037
    2,936

    ActorsMae Questel, Jack Mercer, William "Billy" Costello, Jackson Beck, Margie Hines

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  • 14
    Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    7,598
    3,358

    ActorsCharles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille

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  • 15
    Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    8,020
    3,554

    ActorsMaurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille

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  • 16
    The Scooby-Doo Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    4,059
    1,526

    ActorsCasey Kasem, Frank Welker, Don Messick, Henry Corden, Daws Butler

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    Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    6,985
    2,969

    ActorsLorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger

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  • 18
    Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    8,189
    4,005

    ActorsRob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

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  • 19
    Sylvester and Tweety Pie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    4,686
    1,891

    Sylvester and Tweety Pie

    1995

    ActorsJoe Alaskey, June Foray, Frank Welker

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  • 20
    TaleSpin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    6,944
    3,027

    ActorsEd Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers

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    Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    6,974
    3,289

    ActorsElizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

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  • 22
    Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

    ActorsRoss Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker

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  • 23
    Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    7,007
    3,467

    ActorsDon Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker

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  • 24
    The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

    ActorsGrace Stafford, Daws Butler, Johnny Coons

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  • 25
    The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
    6,350
    3,106

    ActorsPaul Frees, Rich Little, Dave Barry

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